From Our Experts

May 4, 2020

Conducting and Defending a Pandemic-Era Forensic Interview

As the COVID-19 pandemic produces quarantines, school closures, and limited interactions between children and mandated reporters, prosecutors and other members of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) will likely be confronted with two challenges.
April 6, 2020

Responding to Child Abuse During a Pandemic: 25 Tips for MDTs

Many child protection professionals believe child abuse is likely to increase during the COVID-19 pandemic because most abusers are parents or siblings who now have more complete access to the child victim.
December 20, 2017

Give the Gift of Support This Holiday Season

The holiday season will soon be upon us: the energy, the excitement and the stress. The pressure to create a picture-perfect holiday is evident in our society.
June 15, 2017

When Faith Hurts: The Spiritual Impact of Child Abuse

The little girl was weeping as she recounted to the police officer her history of sexual abuse at the hands of her father.
April 1, 2017

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

More than five million children are exposed to physical domestic violence each year. We know from the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study that for 95% of children exposed to domestic violence there is also substance abuse, mental illness, neglect, abuse or incarceration within their home.
February 20, 2017

When an Athlete is a Child: USA Swimming Report

In late August, 2013, USA Swimming contracted with the National Child Protection Training Center, a program of Gundersen Health System, to conduct an independent assessment of USA Swimming's Safe Sport program
February 20, 2017

Stalking: Real Crime, Real Fear

1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men have experienced stalking victimization at some point during their lifetime in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.
February 18, 2017

When the Bough Breaks: Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence

When the Bough Breaks: Child Abuse and Intimate Partner ViolenceAmy Russell, MSEd, JD, NCC*© 2015 GNCPTCYouth today are exposed to multiple forms of violence throughout their lifetime. In addition to maltreatment youth may themselves experience, they are also exposed to violence against their siblings, sexual assaults or intimate partner violence(IPV)against a parent and violent crime in their schools and communities
February 18, 2017

Multidisciplinary Response to Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems

Youth advocates lament the facts that a “seven-year-old child could never return home again after two incidents of genital fondling of a five-year-old sibling”
February 18, 2017

From Sticks to Flowers: Guidelines for Child Protection Professionals Working with Parents Using Scripture to Justify Corporal Punishment

There is a large and growing body of research documenting that corporal punishment is not an effective form of discipline,2with numerous medical and mental health bodies discouraging the practice.